Welcome once more to my little space where I interview different authors. Today it is the turn of the author of "Long Lost Song". He answered the questions in the interview in his own 

  1. Describe yourself.
Almost human.  That is dependant on your definition of human.

  1. What is your favourite fruit flavour?
Chocolate or pear (as long as the pear is hard).

  1. What is your favourite day of the week?
The one that does not end in ‘day’.  Funnily enough weekends are not my strong suit, as I almost prefer to be lost in my own head space.

  1. Which is your favourite time of the day?
The explicit versión – those few moments of hopping into bed and watching my wife undress.
The clean version – waking up next to her.

  1. Are you a morning person or a night person?
I really don’t know if I have a good time of day!  Those first minutes when the words start pouring out.

  1. What is your favourite breakfast meal?
Can you really go past bacon?

  1. What is your favourite colour and why?
I don’t have a favourite color.  Each color works for me when it needs to.  I have an aversión to Green but I love the hills full of Green.  I love gray on a rainy day as there is so many shades of gray (and please do NOT mention that f**King book).  Blue sky.  It’s associated with objects.

  1. Which is your most favourite book ever?
Dang.  I don’t think I can reduce it to one book as I am constantly rediscovering old books.  For instance I interviewed Gene Wolfe and had to go and get his Sun books.  Books I had forgotten about enjoying.

  1. What kind of music do you like?
I have a huge collection of music – over 85000 songs.  It ranges from classical to heavy metal.  My iTunes just shuffles them all day.  It creates for a very interesting listen some days.
 But then on the odd occasion it gets into a Groove until it blasts out something really unexpected.  My main music man is David Bowie, but Dave Matthews Band is a favourite as well.

  1. Which is your favourite genre of films?
Science fiction.  Finally an easy question!

  1. Which is your most favourite place in this Earth?
Going back to explicit – bed with wife.

  1. Which animal would you want to be and why?
My daughter Summer thinks I should be a dragon.  She was very disappointed when my dragon necklace broke, so she bought me a Little dragon for my desk.

  1. If you could have a luncheon with any 3 people (real or fictitious), who would you choose and why?
David Bowie – been listening to his music for far too long
Robert Johnson – for being a character in my book
Neal Stephenson – just ‘cause!

  1. If you were granted 3 wishes, what would you ask for?
A Little bit more money
A new car
To travel

  1. If you were stranded on a lonely beach, what are the 5 things that you would want to survive?
Kindle connected to a solar panel (must be absolutely full though)
My wife
My iPod (another solar panel)
A boat – for the if and when I want to get off.

  1. If you could be anyone, who would you be?

  1. What is the one thing you wish you could change in yourself?
Ummm…..  Ask the wife.

  1. What is the one thing you wish you could do if given the chance?
I have done the major thing in my life.  I published.

  1. What would you do if you won the lottery?
See question 14.

  1. If you knew that this was your last day on Earth, how would you spend it?
How repetitive.  In bed.

  1. Were you a naughty kid or a nice kid?
I wrecked things trying to repair them.

  1. What was the happiest moment in your life?
The birth of my two boys.
My second marriage.
Holding Long Lost Song for the first time.

  1. Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
With a series of books and still writing.

  1. What is the weirdest/craziest thing you have ever done?
I jumped out of a plane once.

  1. What is your definition of an incredible weekend?
Tickets to a loud music gig and a hotel room to celebrate the event later.

  1. Which is the best holidays you have ever had?
Marieke and I went away to a Little place on Philip Island.  It was the first weekend away for us.  Very special memories for me.

  1. Have you got a phobia you want to share?
I cannot swim.

  1. What makes you angry? 
Most days, too many things.  I need to find my happy place more often.

  1. What do you do when you feel sad?
Get angry.

  1. Who or what inspires you?
It’s the people showing Support in me and my writing.

  1. Congratulations! Now you can freely rant about your book(s) and/or projects.
I am the author of Long Lost Song.  That’s it!

Twitter:  @Quiet_Noise



09/18/2012 7:41am

Great interview, Stephen. As a wife myself, I can imagine that this made yours very happy. :)

09/18/2012 4:09pm

Brilliant interview. You're one of those people who adds "in bed" to all your fortune cookie messages, aren't you? ;)


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